Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011 Duck Race Announcement

Thousands of Ducks to Race in Illinois River this Sunday, Aug. 28th at 3pm

Who:      Title Sponsor Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino will present their sponsorship check to

The Center for Prevention of Abuse.

Friends and fans of the Duck Race, volunteers and staff will be there to cheer on the winning ducks. 

What:    DUCKS!!  Thousands of Yellow Rubber Ducks

Grand Prize is $5000.00 sponsored by South Side Bank

When:    Sunday August 28, 2011

·         Fun starts @ noon

·         Check presentation @ 2:45

·         Race @ 3:00 pm

·         Winners announced before 3:30 pm

Where:  Peoria Riverfront
              Marina in front of Retro American Tap

Why:      To raise funds to help fill the gaps of needed services in our communities including:

·         Additional Prevention Educators to meet the great demand for stopping bullying programs in our schools

·         Repairs to our newly acquired House of Hope Shelter as well as programming upgrades for families fleeing violence

·         Additional Legal Advocates to help manage the highest number of Orders of Protection in The Center’s history

·         Additional Elder Abuse Caseworkers to meet the steady rise in monthly intakes of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of seniors.

“The support from the community and the increased awareness about The Center’s mission is extremely important,” says Martha Herm, Executive Director of The Center.  “With cuts to human services, we need the race to bring in records sales to support our work throughout central Illinois.”

To buy a duck and see the list of great prizes go to – www.duckrace.com/peoria or call 691-0551 for a race entry form. 

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